The Portable Creative Writing Workshop

Book offers creative writing suggestions for poets and fiction writers and also offers advice from two dozen Irish and international poets, writers, and playwrights.

Author: Pat Boran

Publisher: Salmon Poetry

ISBN: UOM:39015047443083

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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Book offers creative writing suggestions for poets and fiction writers and also offers advice from two dozen Irish and international poets, writers, and playwrights.

The Portable MFA in Creative Writing

(In my program, one participant tried to give manuscripts to Jorge Luis Borges; of course, Borges read only Braille. ... The Portable MFA in Creative Writing derives from the craft-based workshops we've been teaching for the past ...

Author: New New York Writers Workshop

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582976945

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Get the core knowledge of a prestigious MFA education without the tuition. Have you always wanted to get an MFA, but couldn't because of the cost, time commitment, or admission requirements? Well now you can fulfill that dream without having to devote tons of money or time. The Portable MFA gives you all of the essential information you would learn in the MFA program in one book. Covering fiction, memoirs, personal essays, magazine articles, poetry, and playwriting, this book provides you with: • Inspiration and tips on revision, stamina, and productivity • Clear instruction on the craft behind the art • Detailed reading lists to expand your literary horizons • Exercises to improve your writing endeavors By heeding the advice in The Portable MFA, you will gain the wisdom and experience of some of today's greatest teachers, all for just the price of a book.

The Portable Writer s Conference

On the way back from Santa Cruz , I was thinking a creative writing workshop leader is more like a football coach than he or she is like a teacher . A teacher instructs , that is , shows the students how to approach a math problem ...

Author: Stephen Blake Mettee

Publisher: Quill Driver Books

ISBN: 1884956572

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 444

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Over 45 editors, authors, and agents provide insight on the writing craft and the business of getting published. Learn from the experts!--From publisher's description.

Handbook of Creative Writing

Johnston, Anthony Bret (2008), Naming the World: And Other Exercises for Creative Writers, New York: Random House. ... The New York Writers Workshop (2006), The Portable MFA in Creative Writing, Cincinnati: Writer's Digest.

Author: Steven Earnshaw

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748689774

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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In this new edition 54 chapters cover the central pillars of writing creatively: the theories behind the creativity, the techniques and writing as a commercial enterprise. With contributions from over 50 poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars, this is the essential guide to writing and getting published. DT A 3-in-1 text with outstanding breadth of coverage on the theories, the craft & the business of creative writing DT Includes practical advice on getting published & making money from your writing New for this edition: DT Chapters on popular topics such as 'self-publishing and the rise of the indie author', 'social media', 'flash fiction', 'song lyrics', 'creative-critical hybrids' and 'collaboration in the theatre' DT New and updated exercises to help you practice your writing DT Up-to-date information on teaching, copyright, writing for the web & earning a living as a writer DT Updated Glossary of Terms

Creative Writing

As writers, it enables us to begin to measure what we are saying rhythmically, to create pattern, and to build up music. ... Boran, Pat (1999) The Portable Creative Writing Workshop, Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare: Salmon.

Author: Jane Yeh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317797029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 771

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Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.

Heart on the Page

The book is a valuable resource for staff or volunteers who wish to incorporate therapeutic writing for healing, self-awareness and creative expression with clients and for their own self-care.

Author: Wendy Brown-Baez

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 1543983308


Page: 186

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HEART ON THE PAGE: A PORTABLE WRITING WORKSHOP is an inspirational guide for individual writers and writing instructors who work in institutions, non-profit organizations, and healing centers. It interweaves stories of workshops held in community spaces with practical advice on how to guide, encourage and inspire writers who may not think of themselves as writers but have a story to tell. Suggestions of specific poems and prompts to access intuitive guidance and unblock creativity are interwoven with writing exercises. Writing and sharing stories activates the ability to find meaning after trauma, loss, or transition. The book is valuable for individuals who write on their own and staff or volunteers who work either one-on-one or in groups. It is a resource for those wishing to incorporate the arts as a part of integrative medicine and those who wish to develop deeper self-awareness for their own self-care while providing service and care for others.Heart on the Page is a compilation of the life's work of Wendy Brown-Báez, creator of Writing Circles for Healing. She has facilitated writing workshops for more than fifteen years in community spaces including human service and arts non-profits; institutions such as schools, prisons and libraries; healing centers; spiritual centers and yoga studios; bookstores and arts organizations. The poems and prompts were used successfully in her workshops and she offers tips and suggestions on how to engage participants with physical or emotional health challenges."In order to move deeper into the intuitive imagination, to dive for the story that haunts us and will not let go or the story that is our transformative healing story, we need to silence the critic and pay attention to the innate storyteller." --from Heart on the Page"It was in reading Heart on the Page that I finally and fully understood Wendy's teaching. Her approach to writing... rooted in life, and loss and, importantly, the will to find a path back to light. For Wendy, rebuilding happened through words. She wrote her way back, not just to surviving, but to vibrancy. She developed a writing practice, which is to say, she developed a practice of turning pain into art."--Jennifer Bowen-Hicks, founder and artistic director of MPWW

Fiction Across Borders

CREATIVE WRITING MANUALS Aronie , Nancy Slonim . Writing from the Heart : Tapping the ... The Creative Writing Coursebook : Forty Writers Share Advice and Exercises for Poetry and Prose . ... The Portable Creative Writing Workshop .

Author: Shameem Black

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231149794

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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Theorists of Orientalism and postcolonialism argue that novelists betray political and cultural anxieties when characterizing "the Other." Shameem Black takes a different stance. Turning a fresh eye toward several key contemporary novelists, she reveals how "border-crossing" fiction represents socially diverse groups without resorting to stereotype, idealization, or other forms of imaginative constraint. Focusing on the work of J. M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ruth Ozeki, Charles Johnson, Gish Jen, and Rupa Bajwa, Black introduces an interpretative lens that captures the ways in which these authors envision an ethics of representing social difference. They not only offer sympathetic portrayals of the lives of others but also detail the processes of imagining social difference. Whether depicting the multilingual worlds of South and Southeast Asia, the exportation of American culture abroad, or the racial tension of postapartheid South Africa, these transcultural representations explore social and political hierarchies in constructive ways. Boldly confronting the orthodoxies of recent literary criticism, Fiction Across Borders builds upon such seminal works as Edward Said's Orientalism and offers a provocative new study of the late twentieth-century novel.

Composition Creative Writing Studies and the Digital Humanities

Courses like the University of Massachusetts—Amherst's “Experimental Writing Workshop,” in which students enroll at the 200 level for a course “designed on the premise that writing can be playful and play can be both creative and ...

Author: Adam Koehler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472591968

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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In an era of blurred generic boundaries, multimedia storytelling, and open-source culture, creative writing scholars stand poised to consider the role that technology-and the creative writer's playful engagement with technology-has occupied in the evolution of its theory and practice. Composition, Creative Writing Studies and the Digital Humanities is the first book to bring these three fields together to open up new opportunities and directions for creative writing studies. Placing the rise of Creative Writing Studies alongside the rise of the digital humanities in Composition/Rhetoric, Adam Koehler shows that the use of new media and its attendant re-evaluation of fundamental assumptions in the field stands to guide Creative Writing Studies into a new era. Covering current developments in composition and the digital humanities, this book re-examines established assumptions about process, genre, authority/authorship and pedagogical practice in the creative writing classroom.

The Crafty Poet II A Portable Workshop

He teaches creative writing at California State University. Tony Hoagland is the author of five volumes of poetry, most recently Application for Release from the Dream (Graywolf, 2015). He is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA, ...

Author: Diane Lockward

Publisher: Terrapin Books

ISBN: 9780997666670

Category: Poetry

Page: 327

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The Crafty Poet II is organized into ten sections, beginning with "Revising Your Process." That section is followed by one on "Entryways into Poems" which considers how a poet might get going with a poem and how a poet might pull in a reader with humor and enticing titles. There is in-depth discussion of the importance of choosing the right words; using syntax, line breaks, and spacing to advantage; and enhancing the music of poems. There is a meaty section on how to add complication to your poems, another on how to divert or transform your poems from their original intention, and another on special forms of poems. In "Expanding the Material" three poets consider how to write poetic sequences using paintings, photographs, and history. The final section, "Revision," moves beyond the usual advice to "get rid of adjectives" as one poet offers ways to revise via sound, another offers a series of expansion strategies, and, finally, poet Dick Allen issues a warning against excessive revision. All ten sections include three craft tips, each provided by an experienced, accomplished poet. Each of these thirty craft tips is followed by a Model poem and a Prompt based on the poem. Each model poem is used as a mentor, expressing the underlying philosophy of the book that the best teacher of poetry is a good poem. Each prompt is followed by two Sample poems which suggest the possibilities for the prompts and should provide for good discussion about what works and what doesn't. Each section includes a Poet on the Poem Q&A about the craft elements in one of the featured poet's poems. Each section concludes with a Bonus Prompt, each of which provides a stimulus on those days when you just can't get your engine started.

Developing Story Ideas

New York Writers Workshop. The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. 2006. North, Audra. The Romance Writer's Self-Publishing How-to Handbook. 2014 (For those interested in pursuing the self-publishing route). Roberts, Gillian.

Author: Michael Rabiger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317351474

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

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The vast majority of screenplay and writing books that focus on story development have little to say about the initial concept that inspired the piece. Developing Story Ideas: The Power and Purpose of Storytelling, Third Edition provides writers with ideational tools and resources to generate a wide variety of stories in a broad range of forms. Celebrated filmmaker and author Michael Rabiger demonstrates how to observe situations and themes in the writer’s own life experience, and use these as the basis for original storytelling. This new edition has been updated with chapters on adaptation, improvisation, and cast collaboration’s roles in story construction, as well as a companion website featuring further projects, class assignments, instructor resources, and more. Gain the practical tools and resources you need to spark your creativity and generate a wide variety of stories in a broad range of forms, including screenplays, documentaries, novels, short stories, and plays Through hands-on, step-by-step exercises and group and individual assignments, learn to use situations and themes from your own life experience, dreams, myth, and the news as the basis for character-driven storytelling; harness methods of screenplay format, dialogue, plot structure, and character development that will allow your stories to reach their fullest potential